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Dec 16, 2012 5:00pm PST
by this tragedy, and it's not just those directly affected in the shooting. laura an happy to is live from sandy hook with reaction from folks in town. laura? reporter: this is a very tight-knit small community, a village. today it was filled with people and cars from all over the area. but we heard very little noise. very little conversation. it was cold. it drizzled all day. the sky was gray. but it very much fit the mood. >> the feelings are in the faces of the thousands of people who have descended on tiny sandy hook, connecticut. and ideal village, the town is in shock, nowmed the reality that a disturbed young man took so much. 27 people from one small place. >> i walk up and down and it's just -- your spine just -- get that shiver. >> sadness. and disbelief. reporter: at the entrance to the school, around a sign that says visitors welcome, there stands 27 christmas trees for each victim, dem crated for the -- decorate for the holiday. including stuffed animals for those lost here. >> she left them behind. >> why did you want to do that? >> because i hoped -- >> there were many children am
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 11:00pm PST
funeral today was held for another young victim another child just 6 years old. laura is live from sandy hook where jack pnt 0was laid to rest. laura. >>reporter: hi dan yes. the fawn rall started today. they will continue through the weak. each will be heart breaking in their own right. in the mean time this public memorial in the center of town continues to grow and an effort by mostly strange investigators comfort the people here in at least a small way. three days into the tiny town nature mayor people come from all over to pay their respect grows by the hour. from new york. indiana. ohio. new jersey. throughout the northeast. they stand with those who live in sandy hook and newtown. joined together in a common sense of tremendous loss. >> i'm actually very grateful for the display of support for the families. because i don't think the families are strong enough really to come out here yet and walk around but they know everyone is coming for them. >>reporter: earlier those family began privately burying their loved ones. in this case simple service for 6-year-old jack p
ABC
Dec 18, 2012 11:00pm PST
. abc7 news reporter laura anthony is there with the continuing coverage of the tragedy. >> the latest here is that the scene of the tragedy now may never reopen. that is yet to be determined. in the meantime we found local high school students who were out here tonight tending to a more immediate task. they are the young people of sandy hook who committed themselves to keeping all of the tiny flames burning. even as the cold, connecticut rains keep snuffing them out. >> i am just lighting candles since they are all going out with the rain to keep the spirit out and alive and going. >> while the public memorial grows, the private funeral services continue for all of those killed in sandy hook in agonizing succession. >> it is deep sadness with intense love at the same time. it tears you to the very fabric of your being. >> at saint rose of lima catholic church in newtown, back to back funerals for six-year-olds. first a service for james mattioli, and then two hours later the tiny white casket of his schoolmate jessica rikos. and except for sandy hook students, most others in newtown r
ABC
Dec 16, 2012 11:00pm PST
. we begin with abc news reporter laura anthony live in the community still reeling from the shooting that took 27 lives. laura? >> reporter: that's right, ama. the community is still reeling and starting to heal a little bit. in the meantime we learned new information. we learned adam lanza, the shooter, and his mother who was a gunnen enthusiast. abc news has learned that she actually visited a gun range in this area on several occasions. and we learned on one occasion she brought her son adam with her. now, it is unclear at this point whether he fired any guns there. >> reporter: the grieving continued late into the night in the tiny new england village of sandy hook, a community still trying to come to grips with all they lost. in the center of town near the christmas tree, the memorial grows to the 26 people killed by adam lanza at the local elementary school two days ago. many came with their kids. >> how do you feel? >> i feel fine, but i'm not scared. i'm strong. >> all day people here have been trying to stay strong. >> most of them have been crying . >> marcy owns fun cuts i
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 5:30pm PST
atjy;w÷ sano hook school. abc 7's laura anthony is in connecticut to report on the outpouring of emotions there. >> we're live to show how local schools are responding including sending officers to every school in the county today. >> a high school football player is the latest victim of gun violence in the bay area. tonight, friends remember a nice guy, a promising athlete. >> wet weather return together bay area. a study rain that could be start of what is still to come this week. >> they've locked doors after 7:00. it's harsh. but reality, you know? unfortunately that is the world we're living in. >> it is the new reality. schools across the country tonight. stepped up security on a monday filled with anxiety after the tragedy in connecticut. good evening, everyone, i'm carolyn johnson. >> we begin tonight with the latest headlines from newtown, funeral services held for two victims of the shootings friday. both just six years old. police are promising a pains taking investigation into just what happened. it could take months to complete. and sandy hook school may never reo
ABC
Dec 8, 2012 6:00am PST
news reporter laura anthony has the story. >> we've got the money. >> oakland glen taylor is celebrating she just qualified for $20,000 in down payment assistance from wells fargo bank. it's the last piece she needs to buy a home for her family. >> do dreams come true? >> dreams do come true. they do. they do. >> wells fargo is reaching out to hundreds of bay area families, trying to help them with $20,000 toward a down payment on the purchase of a home. sean coleman lined up at 6:00 a.m. and was one of the first to find out he qualified. >> exciting day for you? >> yes, it is. most exciting thing, better than a birthday. >> and not everyone who applies will qualify. applicants must have a consistent income and strong credit history. for those who qualify the entire $20,000 will be forgiven if the buyer stays in their home for at least five years or prorated 20% per year of residence. >> the goal is to make sure we don't have people jumping in is flipping properties, but literally stay there. >> they stopped to enjoy the home tour even though they found out they did not qu
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Dec 12, 2012 4:00pm PST
that have been made? >> laura anthony is live at kitty elementary school. laura? >> hi, carolyn. this is like winning the lottery nearly $30 million in new revenues but money only can be used on certain things and the teachers union here had to sign off on certain requirements that their counter parts refused to do. these union city third and fourth graders will soon have electronic tablets in their hands as another tool in the classroom. that is after the new haven school district was awarded a $29 million grant from the federal government. >> we were just thrilled it's a validation of the work we've been doing over the last many years. >> this district one of three in california, 16 nationwide to win race to the top funding. it will help restore library and computer services throughout the district. and the money will go towards a number of programs designed to deepen student learning, improve achievement and prepare students for success in college and beyond. >> every student will get a mini tablet. teachers will get tablets and lap tops. cameras will get document cameras. an
ABC
Dec 14, 2012 6:00pm PST
today. abc 7 news reporter vic lee and laura anthony are covering local schools for us tonight what. can you tell us about school security? >> well, dan, since you mentioned police, i can tell you they've been in the process of distributing police radios to schools. so that teachers can call them directly instead of using 911. i can also tell you that all of the school zrekts by we contacted today say they do have security measures in place and that they drill regularly, all of this is after columbine.s5[4x since the columbine massacre, schools have been holding drill was police, simulating shootings. all with a goal of preparing teachers, staff and students for the unthinkable. it's taught schools to toughen their security. san francisco school chief says every campus now hz a safety plan and a crisis man yule. >> it has scenarios from you know, intruders to gas leaks to electrical leaks to evacuations and schools practice the safety plans regularly. >> he and other school officials we spoke with won't share all of the security protocol with us buzz they don't want potential intruders t
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 2:00am PST
reporter laura anthony live in the community still reeling from the shooting that took 27 lives. laura? >> reporter: that's right, ama. the community is still reeling and starting to bit. heal a little bit. in the meantime we learned new information.we learned adam lane shooter, and his mother who was a gunnen enthusiast. abc news has learned that she actually visited a gun range in this area on several occasions. and we learned on one occasion she brought her son adam with her. now, it is unclear at this point whether he fired any guns there. >> reporter: the grieving continued late into the night in the tiny new england village of sandy hook, a community still trying to come to grips with all they lost. in the center of town near the christmas tree, the memorial grows to the 26 people killed by adam lanza at the local elementary school two days ago. many came with their kids. >> how do you feel? >> i feel fine, but i'm not scared. i'm strong. >> all day people here have been trying to stay strong. >> most of them have been crying . >> marcy owns fun the village. one of her app
ABC
Dec 3, 2012 4:00pm PST
:00 laura anthony will report live. >> mine hill road near scott's valley in santa cruz mountains could be closed sometime after part of the two-lane road washed away yesterday in the rain as you can see here. a portion of one lane is washed away. residents say it is going to be inconvenience, not easy. many in the area use roads to access northbound highway 17. >> much of the bay area continues to dry out and clean up after this trio of storms. >> this sky 7 video weigh we want to show you shows toppled trees around san francisco. >> crews cleaning up the mess in the mission district. sam says water was knee deep in the building he manages. he says storm drains can not handle run off. the problem has been around for years. >> this is over there. this is pipes that are so small. it doesn't support the water. the same problem. >> city crews worked into the night, learing away trees that toppled throughout san francisco. public works crews received roughly 40 calls, a power pole snapped in the sunset district. >> abc 7 news viewers flooded you reports with great photos of the rain. mirea
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Dec 3, 2012 5:30pm PST
of weather. the pavement just gave way on mountain view drive. just too much rain, too fast. laura anthony is live tonight. laura? >> this latest here is still going and will be sometime. but yu kilt tilts washed out yesterday have been restored to this immediate area. the city tells me that this culvert dates back to 19 30s. they have their eye on it and thought it might be undersized. that is proving to be the case, yesterday. this is one of the things people have to see to appreciate. that is the newest feature in the roadway here in one of the residential neighborhoods near downtown. the giant sink hole
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
.com. in oakland, abc 7 news. >> laura, thank you very much. in the south bay looks like owner of a luxury car lot made off with 20 high end vehicles. we first brought you this story last night. owners converging on sunnyvale motor cars looking for answers tonight. the lot has been nearly empty and the owner condition be found. car owners signed over their titles or pink slips when left the cars at the lot. authorities say that was a big mistake. giving the lot ownership of the cars. >> i they can report it stolen. >> your car? >> yes. >> a lot of them have double loans and they lost over $20,000 and $30,000. >> a mechanic says many cars were towed off the lot last friday, apparently to be sold at auction. the owner is being -- authorities are looking for the owner. a process server says she left town last month. >> there is good news for golfers in san francisco tonight. a lawsuit aimed at closing sharp park golf course has been dismissed. a court judge found the city did not violate the endangered species act allowing golf in the park. the judge relied on an opinion from u.s. fish and wildlife s
ABC
Dec 16, 2012 5:00am PST
are going to hear about some of the heros who helped save lives. laura anthony from connecticut lart today on abc 7 news. >> right now in the bay area it is a soggy start to sour sunday. we have a look at the weather. >> we are milder than yesterday. hi temperature yesterday was 49. right now we sit at 49. low level moisture keeping it mild. they are not widespread focused mainly on the north base. numbers to the 40s and near 50 this morning. by this afternoon once again the north bay the coastal hills saver the shower activity with temperatures in the mid 50s. another system is on the way. it could bring anywhere from half inch to an inch of rain in the wittest locations in the north bay. they pick up over the next 12-18 hours or so. they bring storms to the pacific and bring us a rainy couple of days in autumn. >> thank you lisa. >> grieving community came to a candlelight vigil. they share stories of loss so many families are copeing with. a doctor who helped victims is also deeply shaken by what he experienced. >> this is the darkest thing i have ever walked into by far. i have been th
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 4:00pm PST
reporter laura anthony will report live on our newscast at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. you can find latest developments on our web site abc 7 news.com as well as our facebook page and twitter feed. >> now, san francisco police are looking for anyone with information on the shooting death of a concord high school football player saturday night. montreal blakely shot around 10:00 in the bay view district, taken to the hospital by a friend wraez pronounced dead. blakely was a senior in concord high. the school has made grieve counselors vainl for students and staff. >> moving on to weather now. a really soggy start to the week. >> there is widely scattered showers around the bay area, nothing like steady rain we saw this morning. that wet weather caused a number of accidents and slowed commute to a crawl in spots. >> umbrellas out today in san francisco, here is sandhya patel, and i guess we're not putting umbrellas away just yet. >> smart idea looking at live doppler 7, you'll see what is left. there isn't a lot left. we're watching a few light showers south of san jose around morgan hill an
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Dec 18, 2012 1:05am PST
child just 6 years old. laura is live from sandy hook where jack pnt 0was laid to rest. laura. >>reporter: hi dan yes. the today. rall started today. ty will continue through the weak. each will be heart breaking in their own right. in the mean time this public memorial in the center of town continues to grow and an effort by mostly strange investigators comfort the people here in at least a small way. three days into the tiny town nature mayor people come from all over to pay their respect grows by the hour. from new york. indiana. ohio. new jersey. throughout the northeast. they stand with those who live in sandy hook and newtown. joined together in a common sense of tremendous loss. >> i'm actually very grateful for the display of support for the families. because i don't think the families are strong enough really to come out here yet and walk around but they know everyone is coming for them. >>reporter: earlier those family began privately burying their loved ones. in this case simple service for 6-year-old jack pinto. a little boy remembered for his love o
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Dec 9, 2012 5:00pm PST
and laura moved from san francisco. >> reasonable shopping around. good stuff. lots of kids in the neighborhood. lots of people walking their dogs. so, this fits nice. reporter: nice or not, laurel admits she does not venture out at night. winkler likes the name nob expe is selling this home for $849,000. >> didn't think of it as name change, sort of as a creation of a district or a -- getting anite. reporter: the area has been known as the golden gate district, or just north oakland, to residents for years. kelly is a partner in the cupsake shop in oakland. >> i don't really think it needs to change. the neighborhood can grow and the name can stay the same. >> residents who say they're willing to fight this name change and there's no telling how long this name will stick around. abc-7 news. >> ama: a triple homicide suspect in a shooting at an indian reservation has died of getting into a gunfight with officers. seven people were shoot at the indian reservation about 50 miles north of bakersfield. three people died and four others were wounded, including the suspect's two y
ABC
Dec 15, 2012 5:00pm PST
response. among those who are here, is a local pastor, laura rose. she says she also has family in connecticut. in fact two of her cousins were among those who were at sandy hook elementary school yesterday, and they managed to escape. now, i will be talking with her a little later. the organizer of the vigil tells me the tragedy in connecticut has seemed to touch a nerve because there are several similar vigils being organized across the country just like this one, and this one is just about to begin as it is in progress, obviously, we'll be staying here and we'll have more details on this one coming up a little later on in the evening. reporting live in alameda, sergio quintana. abc-7 news. >> ama: the united way of western connecticut has started a donation drive for the victims of the shooting. there's a link to the web page as abc7news.com. just click on "see it on tv". you can also post this badge to your facebook wall, silent show of support for everyone in newtown, connecticut. it's available at face book.com/abc-7 news. >>> the bay area, authorities in san francisco and
ABC
Dec 15, 2012 6:00pm PST
with us for continuing coverage. laura anthony will have live reports from connecticut beginning tomorrow and you can get updates anytime at abc7news.com. >>> we do have breaking news out of southern california. police have one person in custody after reports of shots fired at the upscale fashion island mall in newport beach, witnesses report they heard a gunshot in the macy's parking lot. there are no reports of injuries. >>> it has been a soggy saturday. and take a look at this video shot a short time ago as the rain came down in san francisco. you can see people with their umbrellas hurrying through the rain. let's head right to leigh glaser with a check on the weather. >> leigh: it has been wet, especially the north bay and downright cold. highs in the upper 40s. here's a live look from live doppler 7hdy you can see the moisture starting to evaporate. we had some earlier moderate rain in the north bay, but you can see as this cold front slides south, things just start to fall apart a little bit. petaluma, a little light rain. some in hayward, fremont, and moderate rain between morgan
ABC
Dec 16, 2012 6:00pm PST
's a tremendous outpouring of support. laura anthony is live tonight in sandy hook, connecticut, where she spoke with friends of the victims. reporter: hi, ama. here's the latest on the investigation. the police had a press conference this afternoon. they have collected a large amount of evidence from the home the shooter shared with miss mother. if they found evidence of a motive they're not sharing that information just yet. why tide -- what they told us is the hundreds of requires fired inside the school, he left behind a large cache of ammunition. >> high capacity magazines. >> today connecticut state police revealed that as much damage as he did inside sandy hook elementary, he was poised to do much more. with hundreds of round of unspent bullets found inside the school in 30-round magazines. >> high capacity magazines for the rifle. and multiple magazines for the rifle. and multiple magazines for both handguns. reporter: meantime, thousands came to this tiny new england village to mourn those that lanza did kill. most of them children and the teachers and administrators who gave their live
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 11:00am PST
on a connecticut school tragedy throughout the day. laura anthony is in connecticut and we'll have live reports at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 and abc news will have special editions of world news at 5:30 and "nightline" at 11:35. >> right now, widely scattered showers but not like the steady rain we saw this morning that caused accidents and even a couple of rainbows. terry mcsweeney is live in san jose to tell us more. >> some people look at this stuff and they say it's nothing but nuisance rain and causes car crashes and doesn't produce enough runoff to help the low reservoirs in the santa clara valley but some people say, it's a beautiful day. >> this is video of i-280 in burlingame. a picture similar to the view from the front seat of cars throughout the bay area this morning. with the rain, come spinouts near the 380 interchange. manny maybe more drivers should follow her advice. >> slow down. people don't know how to slowdown in california when it starts to rain. >> the rain brings beauty like the rainbow in the south bay. jewel can tell you about rainbows. >> they are pretty and they are color
ABC
Dec 18, 2012 11:00am PST
for continuing coverage of the connecticut school tragedy. laura anthony is in connecticut and report live later. >>> temperatures on their way down later today officials are issuing advisory and warning. >> how cold is it going to get? >>> this morning any indication it is going to be cold, frost and isolated areas more tomorrow. the cold air is coming in now, you can see scattered showers on live doppler, over the ocean water which is actually warmer than land now that's why we have the showers there. mainly going to stay over the ocean. for tonight, let's start in the north bay where the going season will end for a few plants temperatures drop to 25 to 30° for several hours thick frost north bay valleys and mountains from 3:00 to 8:00. frost possible in other areas east bay valleys, bay shoreline, south bay, monterey bay, carmel valley, hole hisster valley all could have patchy frost, watch out for frosty windshields and slippery sidewalks tomorrow morning. update on the big rain coming. >>> for the second time in a month, sinkhole threatening a contra costa county road this time in clayton
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Dec 19, 2012 11:00am PST
into the mine. again man. laura anthony will have a report tonight at 5. you can sign up for our breaking news alerts at abc7news.com. >>> traffic is moving slowly once again on i-5 this morning after a massive chain reaction crash near the oregon border north of yreka near the town of hornbrook. the freeway was shutdown all night, up to 60 cars and trucks were involved, 16 were hurt, eight taken to the hospital, chp says the mess was caused by black ice and people driving too fast. >> this morning we didn't have black ice although i was cold enough. >>> we had thick frost this morning. good morning. here's the set-up as you look at live doppler, radar and satellite superimposed, you don't see radar returns, don't see satellite returns until you get well north those were the things that would have kept us a little warmer. without them high pressure, dry air and these are the coldest temperatures i could find by region in petaluma 21°, fremont east bay shore 24 san ramon east bay valleys 27 napa 28, santa clara south bay, palo alto 29 forest hill area of san francisco without frost, 35. >>> th
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Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
what officersqf>6p did laura anthony has the story. >> well, citing an ongoing investigation, investigators won't say what weapon he was carrying. whaez shot and killed by police, banta worked here about two years. and todayds+r, his friends tols he would not be violent towards anyone. >> it doesn't add up. we're so confused. >> the owner of the salon is talking about one of the popular stylists. a 22-year-old anthony banta, junior, shot and killed by police. >> when someone is taken from you so violently, gone so early. that you-you know, there. but there is a memory. and acts of congress. we have to embrace that. >> friends and co-workers say he was a professional, punk twal, hard working and generous. now, the station is empty in the salon, closed for the day to give employees a chance to grieve its hard to wrap our brains around it. you'll no longer be there. we're just trying to focusñ'v n being positive z honoring his memory. >> police received a call from his apartment on creekside drive. screaming could be heard in the back grouchbltd minutes later police confronte
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Nov 30, 2012 5:00pm PST
in wine country. several inches of rain there. laura anthony joins us life things have improved but this is one of the trouble spots. one of the first to flood in this area. heavy rains move into petaluma that is what happened this morning. and overnight, into the north bay. willow brook creek began to overrun banks. think of this as a water way because it was so low this week. here on industrial avenue water front caused the parking lot to flood. >> this disrupts our ability to brait the company. we can't load from the dock. our employees zront a place to park. >> this water came up quickly this morning. we're hoping it stays where it is now. >> that is a gentleman that live as long the petaluma river. this is a refrigeration business near the river. it hasn't flooded in years. when it did it was in conditions like this. with high tides projected to be at seven feet on sunday, the concern is that that river with grounds saturated that river and creeks like the one behind this property will overflow again. we'll hear more from folks getting ready for this weekend's new round of
ABC
Dec 8, 2012 5:00am PST
. tore those who qualify it's a life changing experience. abc7 news reporter laura anthony has the story. >> we've got the money. >> oakland glen taylor is celebrating she just qualified for $20,000 in down payment asis stangs from wells fargo bank. it's the last piece she needs to buy a home for her family. >> dreams come true? >> dreams do come true. they do. they do. >> wells fargo is reaching out to hundreds of bay area families, trying to help them with $20,000 toward a down payment on the purchase of a home. sean coleman lined up at 6:00 a.m. and was one of the first to find out he qualified. >> exciting day for you? >> yes, it is. most exciting thing, better than a birthday. >> and not everyone who applies will qualify. applicants muff a consistent income and strong credit history. for those who qualify the entire $20,000 will be forgiven if the buyer stays in their home for at least five years or prorated 20% per year of residence. >> the goal is to make sure we don't have people jumping in is flipping properties but lit rattily stay there. >> they stopped to enjoy the home tour
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Dec 16, 2012 9:00am PST
in person. laura anthony is in new town, connecticut -- newton, connecticut and she will bring us the details as the story unfolds. laura, if you are there, let's hear from you now. >> hi, carolyn. i can hear you. yes, we just arrived this morning from the hotel a few miles away. i can tell you coming through town this morning there was an intense feeling of grief and sorrow. folks lined up trying to come into town to pay their respects. in the meantime, the investigation here also continues. federal agents as we said are fanning out to gun shops and drive ranges here, gun ranges in the area trying to learn anything they can about this twenty-year-old shooter, adam lanza. he was heavily armed and wearing body armor when he literally shot his way into sandy hooks school breaking windows at the front entrance. he shot and killed the principal and psychologist running toward him trying to protect the children. this morning we are hearing from surviving children. two twin boys describe how their teachers and -- teacher saved the liar. >> we hid in my teacher's office. everyone was qui
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Dec 3, 2012 6:00pm PST
. >> buckingham pal yags yas says kate is about 12 week as long and good morning america sent laura spencer to london. you'll see the reports beginning tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. >> fwit twiter fans will soon from a new high profile person to follow, pope benedict. he will tweet in eight languages. the vatican says the pope will respond to questions about faith during the weekly general audience. >> twitter handle is shall we say app in english. it's a good name meaning hope and bridge builder. this suggests unity. >> the pope sent a tweet last year from a vatican account. part of the efforts to increase its presence in social media. in order to spread the faith. >> coming up next, michael finney helps a woman settle a dispute with exxon. >> they've been sending her checks to ts wrong place for >>> a san francisco woman inherited her mother's estate, but one company refused to recognize it that is until she contacted michael finney and michael is here now with her story. >> this went on a long time. >> yes. >> her mother died in 2003. nine years ate later she was still battling to get dividend c
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Dec 10, 2012 4:00pm PST
questions about whether they'll face charges. >> i'm laura anthony in west oakland religious leaders getting ready to hold a vigil for a center. a live report is coming up. >> and more about a man who lost his life during a navy >>> the plan to create a job center to help those living in west oakland has run into opponents who claim it runs counter to their efforts to make the city work better. backers are preparing for a demonstration tonight and a decision, tomorrow. >> that is right. this demonstration is set to begin in about 45 minutes. the reason is that it will be held in this location west oakland library is that this is where this center would be located ifo8 the city council approves the funding for it. the job resource center will be on the second floor of the library here and supporters say it would be an asset for the community. the controversy is a plan to use money, funding from five new bill boards, some of them lucky put in on the days that the bay bridge landing. now, opponents say that proposed deal between the city and developer is bad for the community. >> we want jobs
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Dec 15, 2012 11:00pm PST
here, the reverend laura rose, she led the group in prayer and shared the family reside pain. her cousin had two children at sandy hook elementary who escaped. >> they shut the phone off but basically i'm getting a post from facebook, and i'll probably talk to their grandmother in the next couple of days. >> they held their vigil for an hour, which was longer than the organizer expected. >> my husband counted 49 people, which rain and cold and just found out about it a few hours ago. >> across the bay in san francisco, another group braved the explain the cold. children held signs spelling out their calls for action. these vigils that have sprung across the bay and the country have a similar team. people showing support for the family families of those lost and to call for change. >> we have had unfortunately a number of shocking shootings within the last year. i don't know what it takes to reach a tipping point. i'll be curious to see if this is a tipping point. >> ama: stay with an answer -- abc-7 news for continuing coverage. you can get updates anytime al abc7.com. >> we had a
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Dec 16, 2012 6:00am PST
settled in for parents. >> rather than do nothing laura can at least lay flowers and be grateful her own children don't seem to understand. a luxury of the very young that most don't have. a small community they know a victim some directly. >> last night we felt something unusual because they didn't respond on the phone calls or messages. >> (inaudible). >> trying to cope and connect signs are every where in the town center. this one marked each lost victim counting up to 27 including the shooter's mother. another reminded it wasn't just children who were lost. mandy ives is thinking of the principal. her 9-year-old son was a student of the school. >> we moved here in the middle of the school year. she was so kind to my son. >> david's five-year-old daughter alexis went to preschool at the sandy hook elementary. >> i am afraid to even look at it to recognize and see the names of my little ones playmates. >> he sent his daughter to a different elementary school a stroke of fate on a day when parents look for answers where there are none. >> heart wrenching right now. it's not easy to swal
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Dec 17, 2012 6:00am PST
to the tragedy. reporter laura anthony is also in connecticut and she will have live reports. >>> now back to our storm watch coverage. new storm moved into the bay area overnight in the santa cruz mountains are getting hit with showers this morning. reporter terry mcsweeney joins us live, how heavy are they? >> it's pretty light showers but it doesn't stop. it's been going for at least three hours up here, probably longer than that. take a look at pictures, at the summit give you an idea what is going on. you can see some cars and trucks going through. again, nothing heavy, but it just doesn't quit. now with the traffic getting a little heavier, probably a good time to keep that in mind. also, in the north bay, look at pictures we have from the golden gate bridge. showers this morning and video this morning around 2:30 this morning. i came across the golden gate bridge around 3:00, a little bit before, it was light showers at that time. it was coming down heavier down there than it has since i got here to the santa cruz mountains. it was early in the going. we've got a fuel morning in front of u
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Dec 18, 2012 5:30pm PST
laura anthony reports live from a town that will never be the same. >> in sacramento in, response to connecticut shootings, lawmakers introduced more gun control laws. state senator lock year wants to put pension fund investments into gun manufacturing firms. >> where do you think this is going to go? >> i lawmaker presides over financial reforms after a scandal he brought on himself. >> we're going begin with a live picture from pleasanton. live, over the san jose city college under a lock down right now. someone reported hearing gunshots at the school today. good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> after what happened in connecticut on friday, you can imagine how anxious people are about seeing a weapon at n]÷ san jose city college off interstate 280 southwest of downtown san jose. abc 7 news is live on the scene for us. david what can you tell us? >> this situation is still unfolding here on the city college campus, you can see there are police cars. there has been a tremendous response here because of the reportsr8<1ñ that someone is on campus with a gun. the first reports came indi
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Dec 27, 2012 6:00pm PST
in an apartment complex on creekside drive near south maine street. laura anthony joins us live. are these worrying there is a danger to the public from this? >> no. they said this afternoon that this incident was isolated to the apartment behind me them have also the corner here identifying the man killed as a 22-year-old anthony banta junior, police tell us he had a weapon but won't tell us what kind. >> this is fair to say they're concerned for their emwell ook releasing few details police maintain the man shot and killed by their officers posed an immediate threat. it"ñ started with a call from a cell phone at 3:15. a woman could be heard screaming in the bok ground. when officers arrived at the point apartments they say they were confronted by a man armed with a weapon. >> unfortunately they were forced to shoot that individual. and that individual pronounced deceased at the scene. >> this neighbor told abc 7 news he was asleep until he heard voices that he didn't immediately recognize as gunshots. >> that is actually just woken up by the sound of what sounded like banging
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Dec 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
's a life changing experience. laura anthony joins us live now in oakland. >> this he dent vent still qog on. it's a two day event here. before it's over tomorrow evening, about a thousand people could go through here, for hose who qualify for at sis stance this could be the last piece that is allows them to buy a home. wells fargo is reaching out to hundreds of bay area families, trying to help them with $20,000 towards a down payment on the purchase of a home. sean coleman lined up at 6:00 a.m. one of the first to find out he qualified. >> exciting day? >> yes. it is. better than a birthday. >> wells fargo making $5 million to perspective home buyers in nine east bay cities. oakland, fremont, antioch, pittsburgh and bay point. >> and we wish you the best. >> not everyone who applies will qualify. applicants must have a strong credit history and a consistent income. this woman came up short. >> are you disappointed?. >> slightly. but encouraged there are other programs out there i could possibly continue my journey on homeownership. >> for those who do qaul fwi, the $20,000 will being forri
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Dec 8, 2012 8:00am PST
. wells fargo is hosting an event called city list and its life changing experience. laura anthony has the story. >> we got the money. >> glen taylor is celebrating that she just qualified for $20,000 assistance. it's the last piece she needs to buy a home for her family. >> dreams come true. >> dreams come do come true. they do. >> wells fargo is reaching out to hundreds of families trying to help them with $20,000 toward a downpayment on on the purchase of a home. sean lined up at 6:00 a.m. and one of the first to find out he qualified. >> exciting day for you? >> better an birthday. >> not everyone who applied will qualified. applicants must have strong credit history. for those that qualify, $20,000 will be forgiven if they by yes, sir stays in their home for five years buyer stays in the home for five years. >> so we have people that stay there. >> virtual home tour, they just found out they did not qualify for the down payment assistance. >> we were closer than we realized having something that we could call our own down the line. >> we have a few things that we still need to do
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Dec 9, 2012 9:00am PST
feet of play. >> we sold tickets. >> bill murray is charming at fdr, laura should get a supporting actress nomination. some people may not like the pace, it's a little slow and also the depiction of an iconic figure with some secrets and also the characterization of the royal family. but after all it's satire and funny and its british. it's beautifully shot. i'll give it almost three quarters of a bucket. i'm don sanchez, abc7 news and we will see you on the isle. >> up next, the holiday season is here and fedex is get egg ready for the busiest shipping day in its history. we will tell you how many >> here are the winning numbers from last night's super lotto plus. 17, 24, 30, 33, 45, the meganumber 22. it was $18 million. but no one correctly picked all six numbers. wednesday night's jackpot is estimated at $19 million. >> shipping companies expect to hit new volume records this holiday season. fedex predicts tomorrow will be the busiest day in company history. fedex expects to move 19 million packages tomorrow alone. and that's more than double the typical day's volume. for the p
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Dec 12, 2012 6:00pm PST
for how they might behalf. -- behave. >> dr. laura helps conduct a clinical trial that helps with that treatment. patients given drugs well before tumors are removed. this gives time to evaluate the drug's effectiveness. results on nearly half a dozen drugs are expected in a matter of months and dr. he iserman believes the pace of treatments will accelerate. >> i think we'll have muchwzw7 better treatment for her to positive breast cancers. i think those will go to controlling them best i think we're going to have new agents for triple negative cancer. >> in the meantime, she's busy raising her children and providing support for triple negative patientslñ6zg as doctos work towards more targeted and effective treatment. >> yes. to have a targeted drug would be ideal. >> we have more information on that research as well as organization triple step towards a cure on abc 7 news.com. >> let's dmek with spencer christian live in union square. with all day food drive. hi, spencer. >> yes. all day, into the evening now. the drive has been going well right now.]3owñ there are many w
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Dec 14, 2012 4:00pm PST
reporter laura anthony will tell whaus bay area schools are doing to reach out to parents, children and staff. we'll be joined by a psychology professor from santa clara university talking about how i community deal was this trauma, and how parents should talk to their kids about violence. >> one of the deadliest elementary school shootings happened in 1989 in stockton. five children killed and 29 others wounded. the gunman then shot and killed himself. seven people were kill at oikos university. the gunman is undergoing a skrik evaluation. in february, three students killed two, wounded in ohio. students waited for buses to the school. the 17-year-old gunman is being charged as an adult there. the deadliest school shooting happened in 2007. that was at virginia tech. the gunman there killed 32 people, then shot and killed himself. and we remember in 1999 at columbine high school, two students opened firing, killing 12 classmates and a teacher before killing themselves. 26 others were wounded. >> it's been a harrowing scene in newtown, connecticut all day. we're also hearing life sa
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Dec 18, 2012 4:00pm PST
of the school'qmi shooting tragedy. abc 7 news reporter laura anthony will bring updates tonight at 5:00 and 6:00. you can sign up for breaking news arerts on 6 abc 7 news.com. >> turning to weather now, temperatures dropping this, is going to be one of the coldest nights of the year. >> yes. we're sure it's going to be a coldest night sh this season, so far, you can see skies are clear, later in the week, big concern is the cold. a freeze warning is in effect from 3:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. temperatures expected to drop in that area, freeze damage to crops and vegetation is a possibility. much of the remainder of the bay area is under frost advise riz from 3:00 to 8:00. low temperatures in those areas from upper 20s to mid-30s just above freezing in place that's will not be below freezing. sensitive outdoor plants may be at risk. now, how does this compare to the coldest night of the year? we're going to be cold but tonight in santa rosa. 21, january 17th, 19 in napa on that date. it will be a cold night, but not quite a night that will be challenging for the position of the coldest night of the
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Dec 18, 2012 6:00pm PST
of people walked up and asked him to leave. >> laura, thank you. right now a vigil under way in pleasanton to honor lives lost this, one organized by pta for people to share grief and express support for the devastated community. abc 7 news is live in pleasanton for us. >> hundreds, possibly thousands of community gatherings like this one are popping up across the country this, one organize bid two pta moms. they recognized a need. supposed to be a small vigil for a community but word leaked out, organizers say more people expressed the need to be here, now expecting mayor, chief ask school superintendent. in all of this confusion and sadness people are searching for come nort a place tochl press themselves in these gathering that's serve as a starting point. >> there is power in just silence, standing next to someone you may not know. they]"iv+ -- they can give comf. omfort inn numbers. is what a lot of folks?> there will be an opportunity for them to read from prepared writings, offer prayers and recite poems and sing christmas carols. this is just one of man
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Dec 19, 2012 4:00pm PST
7 for coverage of the shooting tragedy in newtown, abc 7 news reporter laura anthony will bring us an update at 5:00. you can sign up for breaking news alerts. >> with the nation attention on guns in the wake of newtown one neighborhood is suffering gun violence on a daily basis. >> a bay view resident had his >> i was standing here. that bullet came through the window. as you can see... this is where it was. >> the wild, wild west area. a 5-year-old girl last year was shot and injured on the way home from school. walking past his buildings. >> this has been a dangerous neighborhood, becoming more so. i mean with therx$=ñ gang activ, the criminal activity, and the drug dealing that happens in this area, openly, you know, it's become more dangerous. >> neighbors telling us they've obtained data indicating there were 3,000 calls for service because of criminal activities in a three-block area, in the past 12 months alone. the mayor says he and city agencies have developed a new citiwide anticrime strategy. >> we need to make areas safer and find alternatives for youth. >> this man w
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Nov 30, 2012 4:00pm PST
. >> laura anthony shot is in the north bay. nick smith, east. we begin with sandhya patel tracking the system on live doppler 7 hd. >> you can see we do have showers. very scattered in nature across the region. taking you in closer here around the north bay. light showers santa rosa, yontville area. i'm going to show you where we're getting wet pavement. yontville, nappa, showers at this hour around
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Dec 6, 2012 7:00am PST
: it's "live with kelly and michael." today, award winning actress laura linney. and, we catch up with actor scott baio. at michael's broadway debut in "elf" the musical as we continue our holiday's in new york city week. all next on the emmy-award winning "live." [captioning made possible by [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television]
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